|MITSP.772S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this...
Keywords: information technology; IT; global communities; digital divide; MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative; MIT-AITI; African countries; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; IT-related issues; java; java server pages; JSP; programming principles; cutting-edge internet technology; free open-source systems; entrepreneurship
|MIT16.662F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Students in 16.622 gain practical insight and improved understanding of engineering experimentation through design and execution of "project" experiments. Building upon work in course 16.621, students construct and test equipment, make systematic experimental measurements of phenomena, analyze data, and compare theoretical predictions with results. Deliverables comprise a written final project report and formal oral presentations...
Keywords: experiment; experimental project; laboratory; measurement; report writing; oral presentation; design; proposal; hypothesis; communication
|MIT21F.714S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills.
Keywords: Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing; Literature; Culture; History; Society; Economics; Politics; Psychology; Philosophy; Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing; Culture; Literature; Hispanic; oral grammar; written gramar; fiction; poetry; Mexican-Americans; Puerto Ricans; Cubans; heritage learners; Latino; immigration; identity; ethnicity; education; vocabulary acquisition; media representation
|MIT3.53S01 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course covers a variety of topics concerning superconducting magnets, including thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes, the electrode/electrolyte interface, and the kinetics of electrode processes. It also covers electrochemical characterization with regards to d.c. techniques (controlled potential, controlled current) and a.c. techniques (voltametry and impedance spectroscopy)...
Keywords: Thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes; electrode/electrolyte interface; Kinetics of electrode processes; Electrochemical characterization; d.c. techniques (controlled potential; controlled current); a.c. techniques (voltametry and impedance spectroscopy); electrowinning; electrorefining; electroplating; electrosynthesis; electrochemical power sources (batteries and fuel cells)
|MIT OpenCourseWare Staff Picks - MIT OpenCourseWare|
MIT OpenCourseWare staff share their favorite courses in these videos.
Keywords: mit opencourseware
|MIT21F.104S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and depth. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.
Keywords: chinese; languge; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom
|MIT HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future, Spring 2009 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion...
Keywords: health care; health care policy; patient behavior; information management; medical informatics; medical records; health record; online medicine; PHR; EHR; patient privacy; entrepreneurship
|MIT 4.196 Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba Studio, Spring 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This architectural studio will have one main project for the semester: to explore the issues surrounding the redesign of an area in Havana, Cuba. It is a typical area about the size of a Law of Indies block that presently has a mix of housing, work, and shopping, in buildings that need to be replaced and others that need to be rehabilitated. There is also vacant land, and buildings that are unused...
Keywords: architecture; tectonics; place making; urban design; Cuba; urban redesign; Havana; village; neighborhood; mixed-use public space; light and space; affordable design; green design; LEED; cultural understanding
|Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution - MIT OpenCourseWare|
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy.
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
|MIT 2.29 Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics, Spring 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course is an introduction to numerical methods: interpolation, differentiation, integration, and systems of linear equations. It covers the solution of differential equations by numerical integration, as well as partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics: finite difference methods, boundary integral equation panel methods. Also addressed are introductory numerical lifting surface computations, fast Fourier transforms, the numerical representation of deterministic and random se...
Keywords: numerical methods; interpolation; differentiation; integration; systems of linear equations; differential equations; numerical integration; partial differential; boundary integral equation panel methods; deterministic and random sea waves; Fast Fourier Transforms; finite difference methods; Integral boundary layer equations; numerical lifting surface computations; Numerical representation; numerical solutions; partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics; incompressible fluid mechanics; calculus; complex numbers; root finding; curve fitting; numerical differentiation; numerical errors; panel methods; oscillating rigid objects
|MITSP.784S07 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of their need is being met in Africa by local production. Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC) gives students the chance to better the lives of others by improving wheelchairs and tricycles made in the developing world...
Keywords: appropriate technology; engineering; local production; third world; disabled; disability; assistive technology; human power; Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Kenya; handicap; handicapped; poverty; rural; discrimination; orthopedic; mobility; tricycle; handcycle; product design; business plan; ergonomics; manufacturing; stakeholder; service learning
|MITMAS.965F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course examines the issues, principles, and challenges toward building machines that cooperate with humans and with other machines. Philosophical, scientific, and theoretical insights into this subject will be covered, as well as how these ideas are manifest in both natural and artificial systems (e.g. software agents and robots).
Keywords: cooperative machines; robotics; electrical engineering; manufacture; human interaction; perception; emotion; theory of mind; behavior and the mind; robots; human-machine collaboration; intention and action; teamwork
|MIT21L.005F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.
Keywords: Drama; literary arts; storytelling; poetry; live performance; ritual; entertainment; communities; social norms; audiences; plays; dramatic structure; performing arts; writing; discussion; writer; speaker; cultures; tools; fiction; ethical; historical; political; artistic; questions; creativity; self-awareness; communicate; theater
|MIT SP.776 Design for Demining - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in more than 10,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment...
Keywords: SP.776; SP.786; humanitarian demining; landmines; landmine detection; landmine removal; landmine disposal; landmines in 80 countries; 20; 000 civilian victims per year; MIT Design for Demining; product design; development process; identification of needs; idea generation; prototyping; blast testing; manufacture; deployment; demining community; hand tools; protective gear; safety equipment; educational graphics; teaching materials; field trip; US Army base; demining training
|MIT 1.00 Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course teaches fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering, scientific and managerial applications. Emphasis is focused on object-oriented software design and development. Assignments cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. The JavaÂ® programming language is used.
Keywords: computer; engineering; problem solving; software; software development; object oriented; programming; graphical user interface; numerical methods; data structures; sorting; searching; computer graphics; Java; C; C++
|Lec 21 | MIT 7.014 Introductory Biology, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Topics covered: Mendelian Genetics Instructor:Prof. Graham Walker *Note: This is the correct lecture 21 for 7.014 Spring 2005. The earlier posting was a repeat of lecture 10. The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes,...
Keywords: micro-organisms; geochemistry; geochemical agents; biosphere; bacterial genetics; carbon metabolism; energy metabolism; productivity; biogeochemical cycles; molecular evolution; population genetics; evolution; population growth; biology; biochemistry; genetics; molecular biology; recombinant DNA; cell cycle; cell signaling; cloning; stem cells; cancer; immunology; virology; genomics; molecular medicine; DNA; RNA; proteins; replication; transcription; mRNA; translation; ribosome; nervous system; amino acids; polypeptide chain; cell biology; neurobiology; gene regulation; protein structure; protein synthesis; gene structure; PCR; polymerase chain reaction; protein localization; endoplasmic reticulum; ecology; communities
|MIT21F.716S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course studies important twentieth century texts from Spain and Latin America. The readings include short stories, theatre, the novel and poetry. This subject is conducted in Spanish and all reading and writing for the course is also done in Spanish.
Keywords: Contemporary; Hispanic; Literature; twentieth century; texts; Spain; Latin America; short stories; theatre; novel; poetry; iterary; cultural; issues; historical; political; geographical; cultural; settings; New World; Old World; human experience; film; El Pa?s
|MIT21F.105F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course is the continuation of 21F104/108. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at in the Boston area. Some of special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are be introduced...
Keywords: chinese; language; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom; conversational skills; reading skills; Chinese speaking societies; writing skills; Chinese society; Chinese culture; Chinese customs; Chinese history; discussion; composition; network exploration
|MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event introduction videos - MIT OpenCourseWare|
These videos provide a quick overview of the MIT OpenCourseWare and Highlights for High School programs. They are from the MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event: Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds: A Milestone Celebration. The event celebrates the publishing of the 1800th course on MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: MIT; Massacusetts Institute of Technoology; OpenCourseWare; OCW; Highlight for High School; 1800 Event; courses; celebration; Unlocking Knowledge; Empowering Minds; milestone
|MITSP.722S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination is a design studio course in which students work on international development projects for underserved communities. The class is focused on a participatory, iterative prototyping design process, with particular attention on the constraints faced when designing for developing communities. Students work in multidisciplinary teams on term-long projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields...
Keywords: development project; appropriate technology; sustainable development; intermediate technology; stakeholder analysis; India; Brazil; Honduras; Zambia; Lesotho; Nicaragua; developing country; international development; third world; energy; charcoal; wheelchair; poverty; water; water quality; safe water; water treatment; health; sanitation; AIDS; solar water disinfection
|MIT4.301F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.
Keywords: visual art practice; critical analysis; long-range artistic development; two-dimensional; three-dimensional; time-based media; installations; performance and video; visiting artist presentations; field trips; studio practice; aesthetic analyses; modern art; art history; body; phenomenology; personal space; installation
|MIT4.303F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
In this class we will examine how the idea of the city has been "translated" by artists, architects, and other diverse disciplines. We will consider how collaborations between artists and architects might provide opportunities for rethinking / redesigning urban spaces. The class will look specifically at planned cities like Brasilia, Las Vegas, Canberra, and Celebration and compare such tabula rasa designs with the redesign of recyclable urban spaces demonstrated in projects such as Ground Zero,...
Keywords: cities; urbanism; artists; architects; collaboration; translation; revitalization; urban space; redistricting; planned cities; development; ground zero; blank slate; interventions; architecture; visual artists; production models; design process
|MITSP.724F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.776), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time...
Keywords: solar water disinfection; SODIS; internet kiosk; developing nation; appropriate technology; sustainable development; international development; prototyping; product design; Gantt chart; Pert chart; SWOT; funding; entrepreneurship
|MIT 11.945 Springfield Studio, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
The Springfield Studio is a practicum course that focuses on the economic, programmatic and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of neighborhood economic development and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from an economic and community development perspective...
Keywords: economic development; civic planning; community planning; urban renewal; phasing; neighborhood revitalization; Springfield; Massacusetts; community interaction; urban fabric; economic development; social renewal; entrepreneurship; economic analysis; small business development; politics
|MIT 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience...
Keywords: aircraft systems; aircraft systems engineering; lifecycle; cost estimation; weight estimation; aircraft performance; aircraft safety; aircraft reliability; subsystems; risk analysis; risk management; system realization; retrospective analysis; key design drivers; design drivers; design decisions; aircraft attributes; operational experience; case study; case studies; air transportation system; air defense system; systems engineering; interface management; interface verification; interface validation; subsystem architecture; performance issues; design closure; complex systems; space shuttle; space systems; NASA; aircraft systems; aircraft systems engineering; lifecycle; cost estimation; weight estimation; aircraft performance; aircraft safety; aircraft reliability; subsystems; risk analysis; risk management; system realization; retrospective analysis; key design drivers; design drivers; design decisions; aircraft attributes; operational experience; case study; case studies; air transportation system; air defense system; systems engineering; interface management; inte
|MIT21M.621S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of gender and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression. Class lectures and discussions will analyze samples of Native American, Chicano, African American, and Asian American theater, taking into consideration the historical and political context for the ...
Keywords: Theater; Culture; Diversity; Performance; American; African; Asian; Script; Video; Chicano; Native American; Political; Act; Dance; diversity; united states; gender
|MIT OpenCourseWare Site Tour - MIT OpenCourseWare|
A tour of MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: mit opencourseware
|MIT21F.034F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This instance of "Media, Education, and the Marketplace" focuses on the rise of information and communications technologies (ICTs) during the age of globalization, specifically examining its effect and potential in developing nations across the world. In particular, the class will focus on the following three components: "Media" – ICTs, specifically the dramatic rise in use of the Internet over the past twenty years, have "globalized" the world and created opportunities where very few have...
Keywords: information; communication; technologies; ICT; globalization; development; nations; Internet; world; flat; OpenCourseWare; case; study; digital; divide; bridge; WSIS; proposal; AITI; entrepreneurship; healthcare; democracy
|MIT 4.614 Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures, Fall 2002 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: the religious architecture that spans fourteen centuries and three continents â Asia, Africa, and Europe. The course presents Islamic architecture both as a historical tradition and as a cultural catalyst that influenced and was influenced by the civilizations with which it came in contact.
Keywords: religious architecture; Islamic architecture; Islamic culture; Islam; architectural history; Islamic art; cultural history
|MIT 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.
Keywords: river systems; lake systems; scalar transport in environmental flows; momentum transport in environmental flows; stratification in lakes; buoyancy-driven flows; settling and coagulation; air-water exchange; bed-water exchange; phase partitioning; dissolution; boundary layers; molecular diffusion; turbulent diffusion; water transportation; advection; aquatic systems; conservation of mass; derivation; Diffusion; dispersion; environmental flows; instantaneous point source; lakes; mass; transport; particle transport; rivers; scaling; transport; turbulence; water flow
|MIT SP.235 / ESG.SP235 Chemistry of Sports, Spring 2009 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This seminar will focus on three sports: swimming, cycling and running. There will be two components to the seminar: classroom sessions and a "laboratory" in the form of a structured training program. The classroom component will introduce the students to the chemistry of their own biological system. With swimming, running and cycling as sample sports, students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to complete a triathlon shortly after the term.
Keywords: cardiovascular; muscles; training; fitness; nutrition; fueling; injury; sports medicine; overuse injury; swimming; running; cycling; bicycle; bike; shoes; running shoes; lactate; lactic acid; wetsuit; lycra; spandex; wind tunnel; sports drinks; caffeine; alcohol; exercise; competition; endurance; strength; EPO; erythropoietin; scandals; tapering; triathlon; sports; race; steroid; midfoot; forefoot
|MIT 1.050 Solid Mechanics, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
1.050 is a sophomore-level engineering mechanics course, commonly labelled "Statics and Strength of Materials" or "Solid Mechanics I." This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and methods of structural mechanics. Topics covered include: static equilibrium, force resultants, support conditions, analysis of determinate planar structures (beams, trusses, frames), stresses and strains in structural elements, states of stress (shear, bending, torsion), statically indeterminate sy...
Keywords: solid mechanics; engineering design; open ended exercises; matrix analysis of structures; structural mechanics; static equilibrium; force resultants; support conditions; determinate planar structures; beams; trusses; frames; stress; strain; shear; bending; torsion; matrix methods; elastic stability; design exercises; interactive exercises; systems thinking
|MITSTS.069F02 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Aim is to analyze important current events for what they reveal about the nature and working of our technological world. Starting point is connection between technology and terrorism. Subject also explores how a human-built world can foster insecurity and danger, and how human beings respond. Many invited guests help develop a strong interdisciplinary approach (science, engineering, social science, humanities)...
Keywords: current events; technology; terrorism; danger; technological risk; remediation; sociotechnical systems; imagination of disaster; identity; religion; education
|MIT21F.501F09_Particle_Exercises - MIT OpenCourseWare|
In Japanese I (21F.501), Lesson 3 has exercises to practice numbers, and Lessons 4 and 5 have exercises to practice phrase particles. These audio files are questions for Exercises 3-A, 3-B, 4A-2, 4B-2, 5A-2, and 5B-2.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; practice phrase particles
|MITRES21F.01S10_KATAKANA_EXERCISES - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Learning katakana is an important part of reading and speaking Japanese. These materials were developed as part of the Japanese curriculum at MIT for students of all levels to learn and review. Students and instructors are encouraged to incorporate them directly or as supplements in their study of Japanese. This collection contains: audio files for reading exercises. View the complete resource at http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-21f-01-kana-spring-2010/
Keywords: katakana; reading exercises; listening; pronunciation; MIT OpenCourseWare
|MITHST.725S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course is a survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, timbre, consonance/roughness, loudness, auditory grouping) form salient qualities, contrasts, patterns and streams that are used in music to convey melody, harmony, rhythm and separate voices...
Keywords: music perception; music cognition; music memory; pitch; timbre; consonance; harmony; tonality; melody; expressive timing; rhythmic hierarchies; auditory perception; auditory pathway; musical acoustics; power spectra; psychophysics; neurocomputational models; neural correlates; music therapy; synesthesia; absolute pitch
|MIT SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good, Spring 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
D-Lab III is the third in the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab III focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end...
Keywords: development; innovation; technology implementation; third world; developing nations; social business plan; project development; poverty; hygiene; health
|MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
|MIT 24.264 Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Instructor: Irving Singer This course examines problems in the philosophy of film as well as literature studied in relation to their making of myths. The readings and films that are discussed in this course draw upon classic myths of the western world. Emphasis is placed on meaning and technique as the basis of creative value in both media. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/24-264F05
Keywords: Philosophy; film; myth; literature; visual; literary; classic; Western world; problems
|MIT CMS.801 Media in Transition, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.
Keywords: Media; mass media; history; Gutenberg; cultural change; cultural history; social history; historiographic method; books; medieval history; codex book; writing; printing; printing press; stage; theater; renaissance; romanticism; modernity; inventions; photography; nineteenth century; image; telegraph; electrification; communication; Morse; Daguerreotype; Fox Talbot; phonograph; sound recording; radio; broadcasting; film; video; cinema; publishing
|MIT16.810IAP05 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototy...
Keywords: engineering design; rapid prototyping; manufacturing; testing; system components; complex structural parts; hand sketching; CAD; CAD modeling; CAE; CAE analysis; CAM programming; CNC; CNC machining; computer aided design; computer aided; structual testing; multiobjective design; optimization; computational methods; tools; design process; design competition; active learning; hands-on; human creativity; holistic; solidworks; finite element; FEM; FEM analysis; COSMOS; omax; presentation; CDIO; structural testing
|MIT 16.01 Unified Engineering I, II, III, & IV, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
The basic objective of Unified Engineering is to give a solid understanding of the fundamental disciplines of aerospace engineering, as well as their interrelationships and applications. These disciplines are Materials and Structures (M); Computers and Programming (C); Fluid Mechanics (F); Thermodynamics (T); Propulsion (P); and Signals and Systems (S). In choosing to teach these subjects in a unified manner, the instructors seek to explain the common intellectual threads in these disciplines, a...
Keywords: Unified; Unified Engineering; aerospace; CDIO; C-D-I-O; conceive; design; implement; operate; team; team-based; discipline; materials; structures; materials and structures; computers; programming; computers and programming; fluids; fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; propulsion; signals; systems; signals and systems; systems problems; fundamentals; technical communication; graphical communication; communication; reading; research; experimentation; personal response system; prs; active learning; First law; first law of thermodynamics; thermo-mechanical; energy; energy conversion; aerospace power systems; propulsion systems; aerospace propulsion systems; heat; work; thermal efficiency; forms of energy; energy exchange; processes; heat engines; engines; steady-flow energy equation; energy flow; flows; path-dependence; path-independence; reversibility; irreversibility; state; thermodynamic state; performance; ideal cycle; simple heat engine; cycles; thermal pressures; temperatures; linear static networks; loop method; node method; linear dynamic networks; classical methods; state method
|MIT21F.703S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course is the first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized. There are detailed simulation activities, readings about literature and art from Latin America and Spain, activities with music videos and interviews, and viewings of recent films such as El espinazo del diablo, Juana la loca, and María llena ...
Keywords: Spanish; Spanish grammar; Spanish vocabulary; writing; essays; Culture; cultural awareness; conversation; MITUPV
|MIT 11.969 Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, Summer 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/11-969Su2005
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
|MIT 12.000 Solving Complex Problems, Fall 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of cr...
Keywords: small teams; effective solutions; complex problems; Earth system science and engineering; complementary case histories; creative solution strategies; Web site development; effective written and oral communication; team building
|MIT 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future, Spring 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both social science literature and the field of urban design. The first part of the course examines literature on the history and theory of the city. Among other factors, it pays special attention to the larger territorial settings in which cities emerged and developed (ranging from the global to the national to the regional context) and how these affected the nature, character, and functioning of cities a...
Keywords: understandings of the city; social science literature and the field of urban design; literature on the history and theory of the city; larger territorial settings; nature; character; and functioning of cities; lives of inhabitants; theory and practice of design visions for the city; utopian; utopian and realized form; patterns of territorial ?nestedness?; future prospects of cities; territory; cities; context; local; national; global; urban settings; city design; social justice; politics of change; urban design; history; theory; territorial settings; urbanites; city dwellers; inhabitants; nestedness; regional; imperial; politics; sociology
|MITPE.730S06 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice archer and uses recurve indoor target bows and equipment. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic techniques of indoor target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance and shooting techniques, scoring and competition.
Keywords: archery; bow; arrow; stringing; tourney; technique; release; aim; firing; grouping; clusters; safety; stretching; video; high speed video; stance; sighting; speed shooting; balance; musculature; tournaments; distance; accuracy
|MIT11.229S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
The purpose of this seminar is to expose the student to a number of different types of writing that one may encounter in a professional career. The class is an opportunity to write, review, rewrite and present a point of view both orally and in written form.
Keywords: different types of writing; write; review; rewrite and present your point of view both orally and in written form; peer review; communicate complex ideas; in-class writing
|MIT3.20F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
Material covered in this course includes the following topics: * Laws of thermodynamics: general formulation and applications to mechanical, electromagnetic and electrochemical systems, solutions, and phase diagrams * Computation of phase diagrams * Statistical thermodynamics and relation between microscopic and macroscopic properties, including ensembles, gases, crystal lattices, phase transitions * Applications to phase stability and properties of mixtures * Computational modeling * Interfaces
Keywords: thermodynamics; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase diagrams; Statistical thermodynamics; microscopic and macroscopic properties; ensembles; gases; crystal lattices; phase transitions; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; Interfaces; Computational modeling; mechanical systems; electromagnetic systems; electrochemical systems; laws of thermodynamics; solutions; microscopic properties; macroscopic properties
|MIT21F.106S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course is the continuation of 21F105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced...
Keywords: language; china; mandarin; reading; writing; speaking; comprehension; culture; society; conversational skills; reading skills; Chinese speaking societies; writing skills; Chinese society; Chinese culture; Chinese customs; Chinese history; discussion; composition; network exploration